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I believe the KTM uses the Honda RC51 V-Twin motor.
I didn't think they outsourced it, but i don't know ( i thought they used a similar motor to the super duke). Anyway if it is a honda RC51 motor, it is bullet proof.
Its second-generation, liquid-cooled, dohc, four-valve-per-hole 1148cc motor is made zuper compact by locating some of its essentials between the cylinders of its 75-degree Vee configuration–the shaft that drives the water pump and cams, for instance, which also performs a counterbalancing act. Claimed at-the-crank horsepower is 160 at 10,000-rpm, 500 rpm short of redline.